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    Unicoi State Park in Helen, GA??

    Can anybody tell me about Unicoi State Park in Helen, GA??

    How are the trails? Fun, fast or techy? How are the climbs?

    Any opinions?

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    I rode it a couple weeks ago, very fun trail. It is around 8 miles and features a lot of climbing, some very tough due to entering via a switchback and steepness. I would not consider it techy at all with the exception of one long sweeping eroded downhill that was slick as snot the day I rode. The trails are wide and allow you to let'em roll.

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    Here is some video and gps of the UNICOI state park trail.

    http://www.georgiamtb.com/HelenUnicoiTrail.htm

    Dean

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    The first 2:50 of that vid was the Helen hiking trail(red blaze)after the last bridge crossing notice the blaze turns white, this is part of the 8ish miles of the unicoi bike trail. This is where the trails really starts to get entertaining with some decent elevation changes. I would suggest starting at the bike trailhead and throw in the Helen out and back.

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    The Unicoi trail in Helen is a blast! Nothing really too technical. I start at the trailhead in Helen that way I can grab a gyro right when I'm done in town!
    Misfit DiSSent

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    Are there a lot of hikers?

    Crowded? Unidirectional?

    thanks,

    N

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    Are there a lot of hikers?
    No

    Crowded?
    Never

    Unidirectional?
    I'm not 100% but I think this is also a No. I have seen it ridden in both directions. I think most people do it counter clockwise though.

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    really difficult in the rain, otherwise it's easy

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